Monthly Archives: August 2017

Eastie Pride Celebration

August 31, 2017
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Eastie Pride Celebration

Rep. Adrian Madaro, City Councilor Sal LaMattina, APAC’s John White, Mayor Martin Walsh and Sen. Joseph Boncore cut the ceremonial cake to kickoff this year’s East Pride Day. John White, APAC’s longtime executive director was honored for his 50 years of service at this year’s Eastie Pride Day.

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Tassinari Receives Massport’s Donna Rauseo Scholarship

August 31, 2017
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Tassinari Receives Massport’s Donna Rauseo Scholarship

By John Lynds Massport announced the recipient of the annual scholarship honoring the memory of Donna Rauseo, a lifelong resident of East Boston and long-time employee of the Port Authority. Eastie resident Rachel Tassinari was awarded the $5,000 scholarship last week during a ceremony at Massport. The Scholarship is awarded annually to a female...

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Brewin’ in Eagle Hill

August 31, 2017
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By John Lynds The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s Farmers Market featured two new faces this season. Jeremy Schleibaum and Kyle Fletcher have been at the weekly farmers market promoting the coffee company they recently launched, the Eagle Hill Coffee Company. Each Wednesday afternoon the duo hand out samples of their locally roasted Colombian...

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United Planet Puts Eastie as its Center

August 31, 2017
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By John Lynds Imagine traveling to Costa Rica and helping conservationists keep an eye on an endangered sea turtle population. How about traveling to Nepal and volunteering in a school?What if you had the opportunity to go to Ghana and help hospital staff improve access to health care? These are just some of the...

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Lighthouse Wood Working Sets Up Shop in Eastie

August 31, 2017
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By John Lynds Inside a small woodworking shop off McClellan Highway Lucas Jablonski is putting the finishing touches on the latest piece of furniture. The piece is a thirteen-foot long table made of reclaimed wood that has been carefully assembled and finished. “This is probably 200 year old wood that I got from a...

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Boston City Council Candidate Lydia Edwards Releases Transportation Infrastructure Policy Proposal

August 31, 2017
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Lydia Edwards, East Boston resident and candidate for Boston City Council, released a transportation infrastructure policy proposal this week with recommendations to mitigate traffic congestion, parking issues, and public transportation deficiencies. “As a resident of East Boston, I have a vested interest in increasing the quality of life of my neighbors who deal with...

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New Management Company to Buy Don Orione Nursing

August 31, 2017
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By John Lynds For over seventy years the Sons of the Divine Provence have been the owners of the Don Orione Nursing Home on Orient Avenue in East Boston. As Eastie’s only nursing home and rehab facility, the Don Orione has had a mixed reputation in the neighborhood over the years. Some years the...

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Passacantilli Releases Parks & Open Space Platform

August 31, 2017
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Stephen Passacantilli, a North End civic leader, Boston Public Schools parent, and former staffer to City Councilor Sal LaMattina has released his Parks & Open Space Platform.  Passacantilli is running for District 1 City Councilor, which includes the neighborhoods of East Boston, Charlestown, and the North End. Passacantilli said, “Welcoming parks and open spaces...

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Letters to the Editor

August 31, 2017
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IMPRESSED Dear Editor: I’m writing to voice my support for Stephen Passacantilli to be East Boston’s next District City Councilor.  As an East Boston voter, I’ve been impressed to see Stephen’s specific plans and proposals on issues like Seniors and Veterans.  As a lifelong Bostonian, Stephen has a clear understanding of the issues that...

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An Overdue Honor

August 31, 2017
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Anyone who knows John White knows he’d rather be out of the spotlight and busy doing his good work on behalf of the East Boston families he’s dedicated his life and career to. In October, Mr. White, East Boston APAC’s longtime Executive Director, will celebrate 50 years of advocating on behalf of the poor...

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